I received a Kindle copy from the author for a fair review.
I am a collector of cookbooks and recipes in various formats and really enjoy cooking. I used to participate regularly in the Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking meme and may get back to that at some point.
This book includes not only slow cooker recipes, but in many cases accompaniments, such as scones, muffins, salsas, salads, etc. which makes it very user friendly for busy people allowing them to put together whole meals. I know that when my children were young I loved cookbooks that laid out the whole meal for me so I could use the few brain cells I had left for everything else that was going on. There are a variety of recipes to suit many tastes and to get away from the whole “everything tastes the same” complaint that many people have regarding slow cookers.
Some of the recipes are for traditional fare or the standbys of slow cooker chefs, “In the Navy” Bean Soup, Sweet and Spicy Chili, and Slow Simmered Cabbage Rolls to name a few. Others are more innovative for a change of pace such as a Mediterranean Lasagne or Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Fragrant Orange Basmati Rice. The recipes are vegetarian but easily adapted for meat eating households when desired, for example replace Tofu based sausage with sausages of your choice.
The only issue I have is that I would like more pictures, however I am sure that is a cost driven issue. The book is very reasonably priced and a good value for the money. Recommended for any slow cooker users!
thanks for your review. 🙂 I’d love to see the current cover shown here though, if you stop by over at Veggies…it’s been on the sidebar for quite a while now. The photo above is not one I was happy with for the cover, now replaced by a professional one.
Happy Cooking, G